Application fee waiver eligibility

  • Alumni or current undergraduate student.  WSU alumni and current WSU undergraduate students in a degree-seeking program who have applied for graduation. Must provide Access ID, program, and year of graduation.
  • WSU active employee.  Must provide WSU department, title and Access ID.
  • Attending (or graduated from) an approved pipeline program.  Must upload a letter (on the organization's stationery) or form from your organization verifying your participation in the program, along with your dates of participation. See the list of approved pipeline programs:
    • Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD)
    • Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS)
    • Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
    • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
    • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair)
    • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
    • Post-Baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP)
    • Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
    • Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
    • TeachDETROIT (WSU College of Education)
    • Metro Detroit TRUE Project (WSU College of Education) 
    • Detroit Police Department (DPD) Leadership Academy (WSU Mike Ilitch School of Business)
  • Active or retired U.S. military service member
  • Service volunteer (i.e., Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, CityYear, and Summer in the City). Must upload a letter (on the organization's stationery) or form from your organization verifying your participation in the program, along with your dates of participation.
  • Financial hardship (U.S. citizen or permanent resident), Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) on Student Aid Report (SAR) cannot exceed $5,000. Must upload a copy of your current SAR. DACA and undocumented applicants, contact gradadmissions@wayne.edu for supporting materials. International applicants must complete the Statement of Need form found in the online application.